The Sumatran tiger cub at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium will make his public debut Thursday.
The cub will be on exhibit in the zoo’s Cub Den starting 1 p.m.
Visitors will see staff interacting with the cub at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, including health checks and feedings – though his meals don’t last long and will be easy to miss, zoo spokeswoman Kris Sherman said.
The tiger was separated from mother Jaya days after his birth Aug. 22, because he was dehydrated, had a low temperature and was not getting enough milk, zoo staff said.
A public survey to help name the cub will be released in the near future, Sherman said.
There are an estimated 300 of the endangered Sumatran tigers in the wild, and births in zoos are extremely rare, according to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.